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goodness. look at these people. they are so good that our government is putting them in this harder situation. they are rewarded for excellence, and their work is helping people less fortunate. that is not what is happening in united states. >> we can learn? >> we can learn. >> thank you. >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the rotandaro family trust. >> having heard so much about finland's successes in public education, i had a chance to sit and talk with tapio kosunen from the ministry of education in finland. why is education and finland -- wise education in finland so successful? what is the real answer? >> it is very much appreciated. >> appreciated? by the general public? >> by the general public and as a means to have a decent life. >> so, you are not so much concerned, i gather if i am hearing you correctly, not so much with scores and statistics, but more as a total human
it is represented in the structural assessment, is collaboration. we have government, unions, and we have teacher practitioners. one of the very clear things is the importance of collaboration, particularly if a country is looking for change, all parts need to buy in and be part of that in order to make that change. another, i think, is actually it has emphasized that all the things we are doing in new zealand, we are on the right track. we need to be going further and faster because we have an achievement gap, and we want to be able to pick up all of our students so that they have the capability to realize their potential. the other take away is that everybody is learning from each other cherry picking, if you like. why do we need to reinvent the wheel? if singapore has identified a good process for teacher preparation, why not learn from what they are doing? similarly, finland has mastered how they might close the poverty gap. >> what can the united states learned from new zealand? >> the united states, indicative in its name, is really a collection of very, very big countries. i think that we
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